Tesco Mobile is, like a number of MVNOs, offering some of the very latest handsets at the moment. Using an MVNO is no longer seen as a cheap and cheerful choice. Now it’s perhaps a clever alternative which is just plain better than the main four networks.
The Tesco Mobile operation is actually a 50/50 venture with O2, and they’re going to have the Samsung Galaxy S6 available today from just £36 per month with no up-front cost. For that you’ll get 1000 minutes, 5000 texts and 2GB… which is really not bad. There’s also a special Double Data promotion until 21st May and you get 4G at no extra cost.
If you want the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge then expect to pay £43.50 per month for the same package. Again, no up-front cost.
What Tesco Mobile are doing to celebrate all this is to shoot an S6 into spaaaaacceee. They’ll be “launching” the handset from a secret location in the Peak District and you can watch the phone flying about live below in just a few minutes time (begins 11AM UK time)…
It’ll all be filmed by three GoPro cameras and you can take part in the event by tweeting “DROP” with the hashtag “#S6EdgeOfSpace” at the exact moment you think the balloon will burst. If you get it right, you win the phone!! :)
Samsung S6 sent to the edge of space by Tesco Mobile
Tesco Mobile has taken a mobile phone launch to a ‘new frontier’ and sent a Samsung Galaxy S6 to the edge of space.
The mobile network floated the new Samsung S6 to the very edge of space on a special space balloon as part of its #S6EdgeOfSpace launch.
The phone left this planet from a secret location in the Peak District and the journey to the edge of space took over 2 hours. The handset climbed to an altitude of 32.5 km and survived aggressive jet stream winds of over 100mph and temperatures that plummeted to a brisk -57 degrees Celsius.
The public will be able to view the take-off and follow the phones ascension in real time on Tesco Mobile’s YouTube channel tomorrow (Friday 10th April) from 11am. Viewers will see the smartphone soar beyond our Earth, filmed by three GoPro cameras attached to the payload. The person to tweet “DROP” with “#S6EdgeOfSpace” at the exact moment that the balloon bursts sending the device returning back to Earth will win the phone.
There will also be an additional element to the competition once the balloon bursts, where users will be asked to tweet ‘LAND’ along with the same hashtag to guess when the phone will land to be in with a chance of winning a Samsung S6 Edge.
Updates on #S6EdgeOfSpace are being posted on Tesco Mobile’s Facebook page and on the network’s Twitter account @tescomobile this week. The real time stream will be available at http://bit.ly/1BMzZDP from 11am on Friday (please note that this link will show that this content is private until this time).
The Samsung S6 and the Samsung S6 Edge is available from Tesco Mobile today, from just £36 and £43.50 per month, respectively, with no upfront costs.